Home-Made Grape Wine

Natural grape wine recipe with 4 simple ingredients at home. The procedures for home made grape wine are well illustrated.

Home-Made Grape Wine

Natural grape wine recipe with 4 simple ingredients at home. The procedures for home made grape wine are well illustrated.

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By Biji Miranda

Published On: 01 Aug 2010

Rating: 3
137 Votes, 8 Reviews
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45 Minutes
Served : 30
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Home-Made Grape Wine Home-Made Grape Wine By Biji Miranda Home-Made Grape Wine Published: Natural grape wine recipe with 4 simple ingredients at home. The procedures for home made grape wine are well illustrated. 3 stars based on 8 reviews Total time: Yield: 30 servings Serving size: 1 medium slice Calories per serving: 250 cal Fat per serving: 12 g Ingredients:
Black or Red Grapes : 5 kg
Sugar : 2 1/2 kg
Water : 2 1/2 litres
Yeast : 1/2 of Baker`s Yeast or any good wine yeast
Directions:
1. Firstly, make sure the jar or the container used for wine making is cleaned well and sanitized. Porcelain jars or earthen pots are ideal. However, for those who cannot find a pot or jar, can go for an air tight bucket too. 2. Wash the grapes well. Try to get fresh grapes to make good quality wine. 3. Put the grapes in the jar or the container and crush them well so that the fleshy part of the grapes is well separated from the skin to extract the juice out of it. 4. Once the grapes are well crushed, keep it closed for sometime. 5. Meantime, boil water in a pan and add the sugar. Stop boiling once the sugar is completely dissolved in the water. 6. Let it cool. 7. Now, its time to add the sugar solution to the crushed grapes. 8. To this, add 1/2 a packet of good quality yeast, preferably wine yeast and stir the mixture well with a sanitized wooden spoon. 9. Close the jar or the container tightly and keep it aside for 3 weeks for fermentation. 10. Stir the contents every alternate day and check if the sweetness of the solution has lessened. 11. Once the sweetness is almost gone, sieve the contents using a muslin cloth. Make sure the sediments are not disturbed while straining out the contents. 12. To the sieved solution, add 1/2 kg sugar caramel and let it set for another 2 weeks. Do not open the jar during this period. The sugar caramel solution is added for extra color. 13. After 2 weeks, open the jar and transfer the contents to glass bottles with corks tops or air tight tops. 14. Note:
Do not use cinnamon sticks or cardamom to the wine as it might spoil the natural taste of it. Fermentation should be natural for a good quality wine and hence these ingredients have to be avoided. There is no need to add rum or brandy to this as the sugar itself transforms into alcohol during fermentation. 15. This quantity can give you at least 5 liters of grape wine. 16. :- Enjoy the home made grape wine.

Directions

Step 1

Firstly, make sure the jar or the container used for wine making is cleaned well and sanitized. Porcelain jars or earthen pots are ideal. However, for those who cannot find a pot or jar, can go for an air tight bucket too.

Step 2

Wash the grapes well. Try to get fresh grapes to make good quality wine.

Step 3

Put the grapes in the jar or the container and crush them well so that the fleshy part of the grapes is well separated from the skin to extract the juice out of it.

Step 4

Once the grapes are well crushed, keep it closed for sometime.

Step 5

Meantime, boil water in a pan and add the sugar. Stop boiling once the sugar is completely dissolved in the water.

Step 6

Let it cool.

Step 7

Now, its time to add the sugar solution to the crushed grapes.

Step 8

To this, add 1/2 a packet of good quality yeast, preferably wine yeast and stir the mixture well with a sanitized wooden spoon.

Step 9

Close the jar or the container tightly and keep it aside for 3 weeks for fermentation.

Step 10

Stir the contents every alternate day and check if the sweetness of the solution has lessened.

Step 11

Once the sweetness is almost gone, sieve the contents using a muslin cloth. Make sure the sediments are not disturbed while straining out the contents.

Step 12

To the sieved solution, add 1/2 kg sugar caramel and let it set for another 2 weeks. Do not open the jar during this period. The sugar caramel solution is added for extra color.

Step 13

After 2 weeks, open the jar and transfer the contents to glass bottles with corks tops or air tight tops.

Step 14

Note:
Do not use cinnamon sticks or cardamom to the wine as it might spoil the natural taste of it. Fermentation should be natural for a good quality wine and hence these ingredients have to be avoided. There is no need to add rum or brandy to this as the sugar itself transforms into alcohol during fermentation.

Step 15

This quantity can give you at least 5 liters of grape wine.

Step 16

:- Enjoy the home made grape wine.

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asha

Nice recipe

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AMRUTA SHELKE

This recipe is so simple and very easy to understand with great result.I made my papa happy thank you so much.....

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Mary

Can I blend the grapes instead of mashing it?

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ranjana porwal

Got an easy recipe.

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panchakshatam.N

It is excellent recipe for homemakers..

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Manu

Hi Biji, I saw your recipe and I am indeed gonna try this out! My only concern remains, finding the proper yeast for this. I have tried with normal baking yeast (dry yeast) before, but I think the strength of the resulting wine isnt that good. Can you suggest where in Kerala I can find good quality wine yeast?? I searched different part of trivandrum, but of no use. Some sort of address (if available) would be really helpful :)

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Brian

Hi Biji, thank you for this recipe. I am giving this a try;

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rocin

Really this is very good recipe for making wine at home. Even my friends tried and was very successful. Thank you.

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Dinesh

Which grape shall I use seed grape or seedless

HARISHCHANDRA KBoth will make good wines. But choose the grapes with good aroma and colour

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SILVESTYER

Hi Biji, I saw your recipe and I am indeed gonna try this out! My only concern remains, finding the proper yeast for this. I have tried with normal baking yeast (dry yeast) before, but I think the strength of the resulting wine isnt that good. Can you suggest where in KARNATAKA I can find good quality wine yeast?? I searched different part of bANGALORE but of no use. Some sort of address (if available) would be really helpfu

HARISHCHANDRA KYou may use dry yeast available in malls as it is stored there in cool conditions which is important for the survival of yeasts. To get more potency, use sugar syrup and feed it to the fermenting solution in small batches of about 50 mls every alternate day till fermentation ceases to continue.

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steph

is this wine alcoholic? I ask this because it is with beverages and non alcoholic cocktails

HARISHCHANDRA KThis wine is potent alchoholic beverage. Avoid it if you do not like alchohol

HARISHCHANDRA KThis wine is potent alchoholic beverage. Avoid it if you do not like alchohol

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GP

I would like to know whether we need to keep the wine with out stirring for 21 days or have to stir alternate days right from the beginning ?

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Steven

Hi there, this recipe looks super simple so great for a novice like me. Could you tell me how long the wine needs to stayed bottled before it is ready to drink. Thank you!

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asha

please could u tell me any solution to make wine less then 21 days ? (with in two week & strong )

RajI dont think you have an option. It needs to be aged to get the proper strength.

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asha

hi, to make strong wine, or more alchohol how much wheat i have to put? is it whole wheat or wheat powder,, Could you tell me how long the wine needs to stayed bottled before it is ready to drink. Thank you!

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JokerWine maker

This is very good recipe....if u want more alcohol content add some spoons of wheat with grapes

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HARISHCHANDRA K

It is better if you blanch the grapes in boiling water for about 5 seconds before crushing them by hand as this will kill any bacteria sticking on the surface of fruits and creating problems later

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